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Starry Night Recreated with Doorknobs

Union Hardware in Bathesda, Maryland sells decorative household materials. Over the years, owner David Goldberg has accumulated a lot of old discontinued pieces. He took them out of storage and assembled this rendition of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night: This new rendering utilizes over 1,250 door knobs, levers, and back plates from Italy, Germany and the [...]

The Missing Links: Odd Film Credits

So, You’re Telling Me Swedish People Don’t Actually Say “Bort” In Every Sentence? According to real, actual Swedish people, they don’t see a whole lot of resemblance in the famous Muppet chef. If you aren’t terribly familiar with this culinary genius, here you go. * Through the Eyes of the Color Blind Take a look at this [...]

Mini Masters Board Book Set

Mini Masters – $19.95 Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite geeky baby? You need the Mini Masters board book set from the NeatoShop. This fantastic set includes 4 art board books featuring masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, and Edgar Degas. Marie La Petite Danseuse Doll modeled after Degas’ Little [...]

Keith Haring Easter Egg

Marina Galperina of Flavorwire rounded up ten sets of Easter eggs painted in the styles of popular artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, Frida Kahlo and others. I really like this one inspired by the works of the late Pop artist Keith Haring. Link | Photo: Keith Haring Foundation

Radiation Reveals Unseen Van Gogh Painting

The electron synchrotron lab known as DESY in Hamburg, Germany made a startling discovery, and confirmed the authenticity of two of Van Gogh’s works, when they exposed Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses to X-ray and ultraviolet analysis. This painting of two wrestlers, assumed to be lost forever, was hiding underneath the layers of paint! Here’s [...]

Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait Costume

redditor beadmandingo spotted Vincent Van Gogh walking around the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras. There’s a lengthy discussion in the comment thread about the identity of the performer, who may be a local underground celebrity. Link -via Super Punch

Animated Interactive Starry Night

(vimeo link) Digital artist Petros Vrellis created an interactive version of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night. The brushstrokes movie and activate music. Vrellis tells more about the project at Creative Applications. Link -via The Daily What   See also: Starry Night is Everywhere!

Starry Night is Everywhere!

Starry Night is a painting by Vincent Van Gogh that has proved to be an enduring iconic image. Painted in 1888, the scene shows a night sky filled with stars swirling over the French countryside, which includes a view of the village of Saint-Rémy. Since 1941, the painting has been at the Museum of Modern [...]

Paper Quilled Starry Night

Paper quilling involves “the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design.” Susan Myers has been developing this skill for a while and decided to recreate Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It’s a good choice, as the medium seems to lend itself well to curves of the original. Link -via Dude Craft

10 Cultural Giants Who Died Coinless

The notion of the starving artist is nothing new, and whether it was because they toiled in obscurity, were swindled or the victims of financial mismanagement, some of the most famous contributors to culture sadly perished in poverty. 1. Vincent van Gogh Though his life was short, Vincent van Gogh left the world with almost 2000 [...]